Shiatsu or acupressure is a traditional form of massage without the use of oil. Pressure is applied on the body, and often stretchings and relaxation techniques. In this way, the energystream in the energy-channels are reinforced or relaxed, according to the personal needs. Shiatsu promotes the self-healing forces which are inherent of every body.
These energy-channels are called meridians, and the many acupoints are called tsubo. They are directly connected to the organs of the body; to their working, their energy level, and their connection to the emotional and mental activity of the person.
During the treatment, the person sits or lies on a futon, a thick Japanese cotton mat. Always dressed.
Shiatsu can help to give an effective answer to many symptoms. Even more, during our treatments we search for the underlying causes of the symptoms or problems. This often results in not only a possible release of the symptom but even a real breakthrough in one’s Life itself.
Also on the emotional plane, problems like depression, fear, and all traumatism. And, above all, let us not forget the base of shiatsu: the relaxing effect that helps always.
In each step you hold the key to move on to the next :
First, we always work on the relaxational level to invite deep relaxation in the body and the mind. This we call deep relaxing shiatsu. It is truly one of the greatest presents you can give to yourself !
In a second phase we can reach to a deeper level in the body and invite an acceptance in the mind. A voluntary acceptance to what is. To accept the present situation in the body. Acceptance is the prerequisite to be able to invoke change. The person will improve the contact with the own body, we call this grounding. It reinstalls the connection between body and awareness, mind, perception. It brings the attention inwardly, which is the only way to start true healing. Often people only become aware of their body when it hurts, it means that the mind is only oriented outwardly. In this phase we bring the attention and care, back to the own body, to the internal experience. A logic result is a rise in consciousness, and awareness of the inner potential.
The 3rd phase , with the permission of the person, is called ” the letting go ” phase. We let go of old patterns, beliefs, habits. both physical as emotional. The very body-cells carry the mental and emotional past and what is stored within, and it are the cells that let go. By releasing, we arrive at installing the living awareness in the body, the consciousness connected with the cells of the body. During this process we give unlimited support to the person.
In a fourth phase, we will experience a profound level of wellbeing, a deep inner peace, a connection within and often also simultaneously with the entire existence. Life is blossoming. Body and mind are aligned again with your purpose, with the Soul’s aspiration. Then everything makes sense and you are connected to the Life Energy that holds all.